Barry Schultz may not have captured the US title last year, but he came charging back to take the title for the fourth time in five years. His stellar play in the typical windy conditions of Tulsa left him with a seven stroke margin of victory.
Barry Schultz grabbed the early lead at the Tim Selinske US Masters Championships over teammate Brian Schweberger. Barry fired a 1065-rated opening round of 48 that would propel him to his 4th (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014) US Masters title. Barry adds just one more highlight to his brilliant competitive career. Other top finishers include Patrick Brown (3rd), Ken Climo (4th), and defending US Masters Champion, Brian Schweberger (5th). Kevin McCoy finished a solid 8th, most impressive after working hard to help prep courses for this PDGA Major event.
Along with Barry's US Masters win, Team Innova had a host of impressive performances around the world this past weekend.
Paul McBeth emerged victorious at the The Rumble held across three cities; Bettendorf, Davenport, & Moline, IA/IL. He too grabbed the lead in round one and put it on cruise, notching a comfortable 7-throw win. McBeth continues to fine tune his game as he eyes the season’s next PDGA National Tour event, The Masters Cup in Santa Cruz, CA.
Across the pond it was Pasi Koivu and KJ Nybo dominating the field at the Copenhagen Open in Denmark. KJ held the lead early, however it was Pasi who turned up the heat down the stretch and took home the win. In addition, both players secured invitations to the 2014 United States Disc Golf Championship this October.
Joe Rovere picked up a nice win at the Pendaries Spring Classic in New Mexico, outlasting Ricky Wysocki who has been white-hot as of late. Joe found himself up one with three holes to play. A birdie on Hole 16 earned him another stroke advantage. He then needed only to play it safe on 17 & 18, which he did successfully to win by two. Teammate Jared Roan also placed well finishing in 5th.
Later this summer, Portland will host the 2014 PDGA Professional World Championships. Veteran promoters in the area have their hands full with event preparations, however not too full to run a "Lite" version of the esteemed Beaver State Fling in nearby Estacada. Nate Sexton and Valarie Jenkins won Men’s and Women’s Open respectively; wins that will no doubt provide confidence when they return to the same courses in August.
Other top performances this weekend include:
Mike Moser - Seneca Creek Soiree, Gaithersburg, MD (1st Place Mens Open)
Christian Dietrich - Kooky Noosa Challenge, Libby, MT (1st Place Mens Open)
Bobby Musick - Lakeside Battle at La Mirada, La Mirada, CA (1st Place Mens Open)
Another incredible weekend of tournament action awaits as more than 500 golfers converge on Emporia, KS for the annual Glass Blown Open. Host city for the 2013 Amateur World Championships, Emporia truly embraces the disc golf community and provides a world-class disc golf experience.
For a complete list of upcoming PDGA events visit http://www.pdga.com/tour/events